The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 605 505 321
Rank change year-on-year
-100 -184
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 31 162 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.070% 0.34% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 1.34% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 29 162 352
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,450 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11158 12125 11183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.23% 25.19% 25.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9085 9732 9049
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 5 £60,000 +9.09%
Croydon 0 1 £30,000 -25.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (94.32%) .NET
3 79 (89.77%) C#
4 76 (86.36%) SQL Server
5 66 (75.00%) ASP.NET
6 61 (69.32%) Microsoft
7 58 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (51.14%) MCAD
8 45 (51.14%) .NET Framework
9 44 (50.00%) MVC
10 43 (48.86%) Degree
11 39 (44.32%) MCTS
11 39 (44.32%) MCP
12 34 (38.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (37.50%) Scrum
13 33 (37.50%) TDD
14 32 (36.36%) NUnit
15 29 (32.95%) SQL
16 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
16 28 (31.82%) SharePoint
17 26 (29.55%) BDD
17 26 (29.55%) NHibernate
17 26 (29.55%) LINQ
18 25 (28.41%) Kanban
18 25 (28.41%) Rhino Mocks
18 25 (28.41%) Moq
18 25 (28.41%) Web Application Development
18 25 (28.41%) Games
19 24 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (27.27%) WCF

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 22 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (14.77%) IIS
3 13 (14.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 13 (14.77%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.68%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.27%) CMS
5 2 (2.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 22 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.64%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.82%) Office 365
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
1 1 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (86.36%) SQL Server
2 24 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (21.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (14.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (7.95%) Relational Database
8 6 (6.82%) NoSQL
8 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.82%) Data Mining
8 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (3.41%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.27%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (1.14%) MySQL
11 1 (1.14%) Informix
11 1 (1.14%) DB2
11 1 (1.14%) OLAP
11 1 (1.14%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 32 (36.36%) NUnit
2 25 (28.41%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (28.41%) Moq
3 17 (19.32%) Visual Studio
4 8 (9.09%) MSBuild
5 7 (7.95%) CruiseControl
5 7 (7.95%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (28.41%) Games
2 18 (20.45%) Finance
3 8 (9.09%) Legal
4 6 (6.82%) Law
5 4 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (2.27%) Marketing
6 2 (2.27%) Electronics
6 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.14%) Advertising
7 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 61 (69.32%) Developer
2 34 (38.64%) .NET Developer
3 26 (29.55%) Graduate
4 25 (28.41%) Junior
4 25 (28.41%) Junior Developer
4 25 (28.41%) Junior .NET Developer
5 23 (26.14%) Consultant
6 13 (14.77%) SharePoint Consultant
7 12 (13.64%) Applications Developer
7 12 (13.64%) Senior Consultant
8 10 (11.36%) Architect
9 9 (10.23%) SharePoint Architect
10 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
10 8 (9.09%) Senior Developer
11 7 (7.95%) Programmer
11 7 (7.95%) Applications Support
11 7 (7.95%) CRM Developer
11 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Developer
11 7 (7.95%) Software Programmer
12 6 (6.82%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (94.32%) .NET
2 66 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 45 (51.14%) .NET Framework
4 34 (38.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (29.55%) NHibernate
5 26 (29.55%) LINQ
6 24 (27.27%) WCF
7 23 (26.14%) HTML
8 17 (19.32%) CSS
9 14 (15.91%) XSLT
10 13 (14.77%) Entity Framework
11 12 (13.64%) WPF
12 11 (12.50%) Ajax
12 11 (12.50%) ADO.NET
13 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 9 (10.23%) Silverlight
14 8 (9.09%) jQuery
15 7 (7.95%) WF
15 7 (7.95%) XML
15 7 (7.95%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) DTV
3 2 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.14%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (2.27%) Linux
2 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.14%) UNIX
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (50.00%) MVC
3 33 (37.50%) TDD
3 33 (37.50%) Scrum
4 26 (29.55%) BDD
5 25 (28.41%) Kanban
5 25 (28.41%) Web Application Development
6 19 (21.59%) OO
7 13 (14.77%) OOA/OOD
8 12 (13.64%) CRM
8 12 (13.64%) Unit Testing
9 11 (12.50%) Project Management
9 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 10 (11.36%) UML
10 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (10.23%) SDLC
12 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (9.09%) Web Development
13 7 (7.95%) Business Development
13 7 (7.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 79 (89.77%) C#
2 29 (32.95%) SQL
3 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 17 (19.32%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.09%) VBA
6 6 (6.82%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.55%) XPath
8 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.14%) XAML
10 1 (1.14%) OCaml
10 1 (1.14%) C++
10 1 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (51.14%) MCAD
3 43 (48.86%) Degree
4 39 (44.32%) MCP
4 39 (44.32%) MCTS
5 20 (22.73%) MCPD
6 16 (18.18%) MCITP
6 16 (18.18%) MCDBA
7 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
7 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared
8 8 (9.09%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.41%) MCSA
10 2 (2.27%) MCSE
11 1 (1.14%) ISEB
11 1 (1.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.27%) vSphere
2 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (2.27%) Puppet
1 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (69.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (2.27%) VMware
3 2 (2.27%) SAP
3 2 (2.27%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.14%) Telerik
4 1 (1.14%) Sybase
4 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.14%) Infragistics
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
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